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The Greek parliament is preparing to vote on drastic austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and rioting in the capital, Athens.
The 28bn-euro (£25bn; $40bn) package is expected to be approved by parliament by a narrow margin - without it Greece could run out of money within weeks.
But there are violent clashes outside parliament, where prot
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Originally posted by EnigmaAgent
Perhaps they should have paid their taxes.
What a shame.... all this time without paying any then all of a sudden the penny drops that the countries in deep crap. So they're asked to pay taxes like the rest of the world. But deary me they don't like it. What a shame.edit on 29/6/11 by EnigmaAgent because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Vastar
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They pay taxes like everyone else.. I expect better educated comments from people on this forum.
There is massive conspiracy involved in keeping Greece into debt and their people in a recession. The big banks and politicians have been squandering the peoples money for years, and now the people are being told they have to pay for it.
there is more too the story than the propaganda put out by the MSM but for me to get into properly would involve time i dont have. Ill just say that the IMF is the biggest player in offering Greece loans, and everyone on this site should know by now that the IMF isnt a organization any country should be getting involved with.
here is a video on 1 angle of the issue, I posted it on another topic , but it seems that if you don't post these things on the new topic of the day they get ignored.
The government aims to raise 50bn euros from privatisations by 2015, including:
Selling stakes this year in the betting monopoly OPAP, the lender Hellenic Postbank, port operators Piraeus Port and Thessaloniki Port as well as Thessaloniki Water.
It has agreed to sell 10% of Hellenic Telecom to Deutsche Telekom for about 400m euros.
Next year, the government plans to sell stakes in Athens Water, refiner Hellenic Petroleum, electricity utility PPC, lender ATEbank as well as ports, airports, motorway concessions, state land and mining rights.
It plans further sales to raise 7bn euros in 2013, 13bn euros in 2014 and 15bn euros in 2015.